Seen, Read, Listened to…2016

Most days I consume at least one artifact of American popular culture. This page is a yearly accounting of what I consume.

If you’d like to see 2015’s list, click here.

Here’s the key: podcast, book, TV show, film, full album

August books currently reading:  Better Than Before by Gretchen Rubin; A Perfect Evil by Alex Kava; Going North by Janice Harrington; Nebraska: This Place, This People by William Kloefkorn

8/7:    This American Life; P.S. I Like You by Kasie West
8/8:    Once
8/13:   Little Windows by Teddy Thompson and Kelly Jones
8/14:  My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2
8/15:  Stranger Things
8/16:  Stranger Things
8/17:  Stranger Things; Code Switch
8/18:  Stranger Things
8/19:  Stranger Things; Room for Squares by John Mayer
8/20: Last Chance U
8/21:  Last Chance U; The Moth

7/2:    The Portable Veblen by Elizabeth McKenzie; binge-listened to The Moth
7/3:    The Fill-In Boyfriend by Kasie West; Jane the Virgin
7/4:    Jane the Virgin. All Day, as many episodes as I could get to.
7/5:    Jane the Virgin (yep, finished a season in three days); The Mindy Project; The Imitation Game
7/6:    The Great British Baking Show
7/7:   Out of Reach by Carrie Acros; Jesus Feminist by Sarah Bessey
7/8:   30 for 30: Fantastic Lies; Usagi Yojimbo Vol. 4 by Stan Sakai
7/9:   Men in Black 3
7/11:  Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates
7/13: When I Was The Greatest by Jason Reynolds; 30 for 30: Into the Wind
7/14: Ex Machina; West Wing Weekly
7/21: Man of Steel
7/25: Love and Mercy
7/28: Men We Reaped by Jesmyn Ward
7/29: Kingsman: The Secret Service


6/1:      Ella Enchanted; The Princess Bride
6/2:     A Bug’s Life
6/3:     Liberal Arts; The Mindy Project
6/4:     Summertime (1955)
6/7:     Imbecile by Adam Cohen
6/8:    The Mindy Project
6/9:    Joshua Tree by U2
6/10:   Begin Again; Interpreter of Maladies by Jhumpa Lahiri
6/11:    30 for 30: OJ Made In America; Faure Requiem
6/13:   The Americans; Zootopia
6/14:   The Mindy Project; Writing Jane Austen by Elizabeth Aston
6/16:   Jiro Dreams of Sushi; The West Wing Weekly
6/17:   Major League; Searching for Sunday by Rachel Held Evans
6/18:   Usagi Yojimbo Vol. 3 by Stan Sakai; Salmon Fishing in the Yemen
6/20:  Ides of March; Hamilton: The Revolution by Lin-Manuel Miranda
6/23:   Creed
6/25:   Jane the Virgin (half the season)
6/26:   Jane the Virgin (the other half…)
6/27:   Brooklyn

May books read: I Regret Nothing by Jen Lancaster; Lolita: the Media Sexualization of Young Girls by M. Gigi Durham; These is My Words by Nancy Turner. Dropped the ball on all other media.

4/1:      Green by Drew ofThe Drew; Serial
4/2:     Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants
4/6:     West Wing Weekly
4/7:     Scandal; The Catch; Fresh Air: Samantha Bee
4/8:     Pop Psychology by Neon Trees; Ask Me Another: Jason Jones
4/9:     Lafayette in the Somewhat United States by Sarah Vowell; Former by A.E. Stueve; 
The Force Awakens; Hamilton Cast Recording
4/13:   On the Fence by Kasie West; West Wing Weekly
4/15:   Life’s Rich Pageant by R.E.M.; The Catch
4/17:   The Scandalous Sisters of Prickwillow Place by Julie Berry
4/23:  National Treasure
4/25:  Gumption by Nick Offerman; Ask Me Another: Leslie Odom, Jr.
4/26:  When In Doubt, Add Butter by Kate Harbison
4/27:  The Americans; Fresh Air: Questlove
4/28:  The Americans; West Wing Weekly
4/29:  Rhythm Nation by Janet Jackson; Scandal


February and March were sacrificed to the school musical Gods. I’m getting my bearings back.

3/20:   Why Not Me? by Mindy Kaling; Finding Your Roots
3/21:    The West Wing, S1E1; Usagi Yojimbi, Vol. 2
3/22:   Whiskey Tango Foxtrot
3/23:   In The Loop; Before You Go; The West Wing Weekly
3/24:  Outliers
3/26:  Wait, Wait, Don’t Tell Me

Feburary books currently reading: The Girl With All the Gifts by M.R. Carey; Outliers by Malcolm Gladwell

2/2:     Downton Abbey, The Good Wife; Groundhog Day
2/4:     How to Get Away With Murder
2/6:     Ant-Man
2/7:     Finding Your Roots; Daring Greatly by Brene Brown
2/8:     Serial; How to Get Away with Murder
2/11:   Ask Me Another
2/12:   Hail, Caesar!; Downton Abbey; Finding Your Roots; Scandal
2/13:   Pride and Prejudice and Zombies; Bridge of Spies
2/17:  The Grinder (2)
2/20:  Scandal; How to Get Away With Murder; Ask Me Another
2/21:   Finding Your Roots

January books currently reading: Daring Greatly by Brene Brown; Outliers by Malcolm Gladwell; The Girl With All The Gifts by M.R. Carey

1/1:      The Big Short
1/2:      American Ultra
1/3:      Silver Screen Fiend by Patton Oswalt; Anchor by Mindy Gledhill;
             Downton Abbey
1/4:      This is How You Lose Her by Junot Diaz; Making a Murderer (1)
1/6:      Making a Murderer (2); American Idol
1/7:      The Grinder
1/8:      Back to Black by Amy Winehouse
1/9:      21 by Adele; The Mindy Project (3); Ask Me Another: David Cross
1/10:    Finding Your Roots
1/11:    Downton Abbey; Making a Murderer
1/12:    The Good Wife
1/13:    Making a Murderer
1/18:    Making a Murderer (3); Downton Abbey; The Good Wife
1/21:    Serial
1/22:    Hideaway by The Weepies
1/24:   Making a Murderer; Wait, Wait, Don’t Tell Me!
1/25:   Downton Abbey
1/29:   Weezer Blue Album by Weezer
1/30:   Making a Murderer